How do multifocal contact lenses work?


Did you know that there are contact lenses that can adapt to your vision depending on the distance you look at? These lenses are called multifocal lenses, and they can significantly improve your vision. So how do multifocal lenses work? Let's find out.

The different types of vision

Before we can understand how multifocal contact lenses work, we need to understand the different viewing distances. In general, there are three main viewing distances:

- Near vision
- Intermediate vision
- Far distance

Each of these distances requires a different focus.

Multifocal Technology

Multifocal contact lenses are designed to adapt to all viewing distances. Different variable-focus technologies allow the lens to change shape depending on the distance you look at. One technology works like this: the farther you look, the flatter the lens becomes, and the closer you look, the more convex the lens becomes.

The benefits of multifocal contact lenses

Multifocal contact lenses offer a number of advantages over ordinary contact lenses or glasses. Firstly, they provide clearer vision at all distances. What's more, multifocal contact lenses can provide a better quality of vision because they adapt to the unique shape of your eye.

How do I choose the right multifocal lenses?

If you're thinking about switching to multifocal contact lenses, it's important to talk to your optician about whether they're right for you. 

Your optician can also help you choose the right brand and power of multifocal contact lenses for your prescription. At Linsenmax you can find several multifocal lenses such as Dailies Total-1 Multifocal, Biofinity Multifocal D and Proclear Multifocal XR D.

How do you care for your multifocal contact lenses?

As with all contact lenses, you need to look after your multifocal contact lenses to ensure their longevity and eye safety. Make sure you follow the cleaning and replacement instructions that come with your lenses and avoid wearing them for longer than recommended.

In summary, multifocal contact lenses are an excellent option for those who need vision correction at different distances. If you are considering switching to multifocal contact lenses, don't hesitate to contact your optician for personal advice and recommendations. With multifocal contact lenses, you could see the world in a whole new light!